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Volunteers Needed for Holiday Season at The Salvation Army
As the Christmas season gets closer, The Salvation Army in Omaha is ramping up many of its seasonal programs. One of the programs, The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program, helps families who are in greatest need this holiday season. Families must apply in person.
 

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The Salvation Army Red Kettle Rally to Benefit Human Needs Fund



The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Rally will host a family, fun event along with the annual Red Kettle Run on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Werner Park, located at 126th Street and Highway 370 in Papillion. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. A short welcome before the 5K run and mission walk will begin at 9 a.m.
 
The goal of this event is to bring awareness to The Salvation Army’s Human Needs Fund, which supports crucial programs that serve seven major needs in our Omaha community.


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The Salvation Army Responds with Emotional and Spiritual Care, Food and Hydration after Las Vegas Tragedy


The Salvation Army Southern Nevada is providing emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The Salvation Army has officers on-site providing emotional and spiritual support at four hospitals where victims are being treated: UMC Hospital, Sunrise Hospital, Spring Valley Hospital and St. Rose Hospital.

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The Salvation Army Continues to Serve Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria


The Salvation Army is unwavering in its continued efforts to serve those affected by one of the worst hurricane seasons in a decade. For Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, whose infrastructures were obliterated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, The Salvation Army is working to meet the essential needs and start on the path to recovery.

“The Salvation Army is committed to serving those desperate for resources,” said Michael Orfitelli, Territorial Coordinator of Emergency Disaster Services. “We are grateful for the continued generosity of our donors and partners. These gifts provide food, supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the devastating weather events.”
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Omahans Invited to Offer Encouraging Notes to Those Affected by Recent Hurricanes

"Hugs from Omaha" Post-It Wall Unveiled at Tonight's Night Market


WHAT: “Hugs from Omaha” Post-it Wall
  • Collaborative space to post positive notes for those impacted by the recent hurricanes
  • All notes will be shipped to Salvation Army Disaster Relief Centers
WHEN:    Friday, Sept. 22, from 6-10 p.m.


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The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services to Hold Volunteer Training



What: Volunteer training for those deployed to hurricane relief zones

When:
Monday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m. to noon

Where: Gene Eppley Camp, 915 Allied Rd, Bellevue, NE 68123


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The Salvation Army and Food Bank for the Heartland Partner to Help with Hurricane Clean-up



The Salvation Army is partnering with Food Bank for the Heartland, WOWT and Werner Enterprises to run a donation drive for clean-up supplies on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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The Salvation Army Continues Disaster Relief for Both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

The 2017 hurricane season has been like no other. Hurricane Harvey brought widespread devastation to Texas, triggering one of the largest disaster relief operations in The Salvation Army’s history. Now our organization stands poised to respond to Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful tropical storms the Western Hemisphere has ever seen.

“Response efforts to these catastrophic weather events will be costly and last for years,” said Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, The Salvation Army’s National Community Relations and Development Secretary. “With generous public support, The Salvation Army will be here to help the millions affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma for as long as they’re in need.”

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The Salvation Army Continues to Aid in Hurricane Harvey Relief

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, The Salvation Army is supporting one of the largest disaster relief operations in its history. To date, The Salvation Army has deployed 71 mobile feeding units to Texas.  As of August 30, The Salvation Army has served 57,099 meals, 27,224 snacks, and 41,603 drinks statewide in response to Hurricane Harvey.

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The Salvation Army Partners with Midtown Crossing to Help Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts


The Salvation Army is partnering with Midtown Crossing to collect crucial monetary donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Secure donation boxes are now in place at all Midtown Crossing retailers.


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The Salvation Army Expands Service as Teams Deploy to Accessible Areas in Texas


The Salvation Army continues to provide practical assistance and emotional and spiritual care in cities throughout South Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. Monday saw a number of areas become accessible for the first time as local law enforcement and city management continue the clean-up process.

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The Salvation Army Responding to Catastrophic Flooding in Southeast Texas


Continued rainfall from Hurricane Harvey presents extreme danger to the Gulf Coast. The Salvation Army in Texas is providing food and hydration to first responders and is preparing for massive feeding efforts for residents. In response to increased needs, The Salvation Army is activating emergency response teams across the country. The Omaha Salvation Army is also on standby for manpower and equipment.

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The Salvation Army Wellspring Program Announces New Support Group for Families and Caregivers of Human Trafficking Survivors